“It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life, perpetuating itself through all eternity; to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the Universe; and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.” -Albert Einstein
At work today, I’m scrambling to prepare a post for the team blog because so many people have missed their deadlines that I need to cover for them. I was working on a piece called Social Networking Diagrams when I ran across this diagram:
I was stunned by the beauty of this illustration of some obscure networking relationships. And my first thought was along sci-fi vice professional lines of thought. You see, I’ve been watching ‘The Universe’ which is a series on the History Channel. And they say the universe is finite–you heard me finite! Now the human race has been able to understand and see sub-particles of sub-atomic particles. What if we were like that sub-particle in the grand scheme of things.
If we were, then we might not know about say JFK or Pluto from the vantage point of a sub-sub-atomic particle. So in this diagram, our universe as we know it might be represented as one the smallest specks. Or we might be even smaller than that. Finite my hindermost! :o)
BTW, I found that on the Internet many people are using the spelling using infidecimal rather than what I have used above. I have to say I find “new” spellings to be rather interesting. ;o)